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Yes - there is a setting you need to change. The Notification bar's actions are based on what you have GMail set up to do when swiping away an email within the app. To change it from Archive: Open Gmail and go to Settings there change the Swiping conversation list from Archive/unlabel/delete to Always delete This changed my Notification bar action from ...


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As Matthew Read noted in a comment: yes, it is. The entire data directory is simply deleted: C:\Console2>adb shell ls /data/data/com.chessclock.android/ lib shared_prefs C:\Console2>adb uninstall com.chessclock.android Success C:\Console2>adb shell ls /data/data/com.chessclock.android/ ls: /data/data/com.chessclock.android/: No such ...


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This is probably obvious, but... Some apps that have the permission "Modify/delete USB storage" may use the internal memory for caches etc. and may not necessarily remove the data once the app is deleted. I've seen apps to write in not so obvious directories like /sdcard/data/[package name]/, but mostly they use /sdcard/[app name]/ which is easy to spot and ...


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You need to go into Settings > Security > Device administrators and uncheck the box next to the AVG app. You will then be able to uninstall the application normally.


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Since 4.4 the "WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" permission no longer grants WRITE access to the secondary(external) sdcard. (This is a simplified explanation, 4.4 did not force this change.) The necessary permission to do so ("WRITE_MEDIA_STORAGE") is only avialable to system apps. Since 5.0 it is possible to gain write access through Androids storage provider ...


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I deleted all alarms in Android Jellybean 4.1.1 by performing the following operations in Settings > Apps > All > Clock: Force stop Clear data Clear cache YMMV


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Backup your apps using Astro File Manager or MyBackupPro or Titanium Backup. THEN perform a Factory reset to wipe everything. Finally, from the backups, restore the Apps, but NOT the data. (Most backup apps allow you to do this.) Be warned that some apps store data on the storage card, so a fresh install might still pick up the old data off your SD card. ...


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The messages you sent will still reside in the recipient's Whatsapp even if you delete your Whatsapp account.


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A factory reset reformats the phone's user-data partition, but it's not a "secure" wipe; it doesn't overwrite everything with zeroes. If you want to be sure everything is erased, you can encrypt the phone first (which overwrites all the data with encrypted versions of itself), then do a factory reset (which sets up a new unencrypted filesystem). Note that ...


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As John states in his answer, a factory-reset is sufficient in most cases. I doubt a service technician would take the effort required to restore the data from your storage – though it's definitely possible. What John had in mind, however, is true: If flash storage is really wiped, all data is gone from it. It would take a highly specialized forensics ...


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Make sure your google acct doesn't sync picasa photos. .. Then go to settings > application manager > all apps > gallery > clear data and cache. Deletes the synced album. Similarly you can clear all synchronised data from Gmail also. In settings->Accounts->Google->your account, you can uncheck all options. So your Google details will not get ...


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You'll need a file manager, and just browse to the same path that you do when you attach to email. If the Xoom doesn't have a file manager, I recommend Root Explorer. If you don't have root you can try another, like Astro File Manager.


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Since Android 4.0, it is possible to "disable" apps without root. However, not all apps can be "disabled": some (pre-installed) system-apps are protected against this. Still, it's always worth a try if you don't want to root your device: Go to Settings→Apps Select the "All" tab Scroll to the apps in question, and open their entry Here you see either a ...


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In case, you ever decide to go with a command-line way, you can try my approach. Dependencies Requires adb to be setup in PC. Requires busybox binary. If the device is rooted, install Busybox app. Else, download busybox binary from official source, rename the binary to busybox, set Linux compatible executable permission on that binary for everyone and ...


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Download a file mananger -- Astro is quite popular -- and delete the contents of /mnt/sdcard/Downloads. The path may be different if your phone has large internal storage.


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I have a G4, and you're right. The Gallery app doesn't have a confirmation message, just a floating dialog that has an Undo button which disappears after a while. I'd recommend using another app instead. I use QuickPic. When you click the delete button, a popup with a delete icon appears. It serves as sort of a confirmation message. If you click the ...


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First install this awesome file manager program called ES File Explorer. link In there browse to /sdcard. Now press Menu and Select Settings. Go to File Settings and check Show Hidden Files Now you should see the folder hidden folder .xiaoniubook. Long press it and choose Delete from the menu. And just for your information, in Linux any file/folder ...


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Yes you can safely delete the folder. For details and a permanent solution (to stop regeneration of this folder) check this


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There is a way to delete all SMS and MMS (and call logs) all at once. In Android, SMS are normally received and stored by the package com.android.providers.telephony. That package’s common name is “Phone/Messaging Storage” in Android 4.2.2 and “Dialer Storage” in Android 2.3.7. If you clear all data of that app, all it’s databases are cleared and SMS/MMS ...


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If you don't need them anymore, then you should be able to delete them. I'm not familiar with Zinio, but is there a way to safely delete the magazines within the application? I would try that first. Deleting these files may cause app instability if it is expecting them to be there (when they aren't). Try moving them somewhere else (don't delete them just ...


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There's no OS-wide "Trash" or "Recycle bin" like other shells have. However, the Android design guidelines recommend app authors to put something like that in each app as appropriate, to allow undoing deletes. Thus, in one app, a delete button might delete the content immediately, while another might mark the content as deleted but wait for some time before ...


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That sounds like a bad SD Card. Insist doing that over and over again, with sound files and movie files as well.


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I did it a few days ago for the same problem (CyanogenMod M8 for i9100): I didn't lose anything; It fixes the problem =)


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No. Contacts' pictures are kept separately from the original photos you added them from. They're stored with the contacts database, not with the photos on the SD card. Deleting photos from the Gallery app or wiping the SD card won't affect them.


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MacroDroid (free up to five macros) can do the job. The macro would be: Trigger: Day/Time Trigger → select all the days and choose the time for trigger activation Action: File Operation → Delete → select the folder that needs to be cleared → All Files Edit: { There is a catch here. Unless the device is rooted, only the files at the ...


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You can use this app, App Permission Watcher It shows exactly which app has permissions what feature.


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Unlike standard hard drives, once flash storage is erased, it is gone. All Android devices (at least to my knowledge) should have flash storage. If you delete something, it would be next to impossible to recover it. A factory reset will erase all of your user data unless the device is rooted and you stored it somewhere else. If the device is running stock ...


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You could always download Handcent and use its "Force Deletion" feature. I've seen that work for many others. But depending on how many SMS you have, you will need to let it sit for a while.



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